A total of 55 projects, including five system reliability projects, are outlined in the Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) and a recent update to the Program. Several of these projects have been and will continue to be divided and/or combined into multiple design/construction contracts as appropriate to complete work. Presently, projects are anticipated to be implemented through 82 construction contracts. The current status of these projects, including the system reliability projects, is shown on the chart. Other City-related sewer separation projects that are not part of the LTCP are not accounted for on the chart.
Project counts change as they progress through the design and construction process, as well as during Program reviews to optimize project efforts. Project counts reflect the LTCP and the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) permit, both of which were modified in June 2017. An update to the LTCP was submitted to Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy for review in March of 2021, with approval anticipated in the summer or fall of 2021.
During the past five years,* small and emerging small businesses (SEBs) received nearly $9 million in construction contracts and subcontracts, representing nearly 9% of the total construction amount contracted through the City's CSO Program over the same period of time.
In addition, approximately $21 million in construction subcontracts went to minority and/or women-owned businesses as a part of the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for those projects that received federal funding during that same period of time.